PJ takes My Political Journey to the west

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Print this page Email A Friend!

People from a wide cross section of the society turned out at the S Hotel on Jimmy Cliff Boulevard in the resort city of Montego Bay last week Wednesday (February 6) for the western Jamaica launch of former Prime Minister PJ Patterson's latest publication: 'My Political Journey.'

The long list of dignitaries and other guests in attendance included chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund, Godfrey Dyer; MP Luther Buchanan; former MP Arthur Nelson; publisher Lloyd B Smith and former tourism minister Aloun N' Dombet Assamba.

The 416-page book chronicles memoirs of the private and public exploits of Patterson who served as Jamaica's sixth Prime Minister from 1992 to 2006.

Patterson's long-time friend and schoolmate Dr Simon Clarke gave an overview about the life of the author, while renowned University of the West Indies historian, Professor Verene Shepherd, introduced the book to the gathering.

To top it off, the respected statesman was serenaded by Karen Smith.

All proceeds from the sale of the book which was published by the University of the West Indies Press, will benefit the university's Mona campus.

The Jamaica Observer West shares highlights of the launch.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon